Category: Geology

  • Download Encyclopedia of Earth & Space Science by Timothy Kusky PDF

    By Timothy Kusky

    The Encyclopedia of Earth and house technology is the best supplement to the cloth in general taught in highschool and faculty Earth technological know-how and astronomy periods. in line with the NSES content material criteria, this complete reference emphasizes the actual approaches taken with the formation and evolution of the Earth and universe, describes many examples of alternative varieties of geological and astrophysical phenomena, offers ancient views, and offers perception into the method of clinical inquiry through incorporating biographical profiles of people that have contributed considerably to the improvement of the sciences. the large bang idea is gifted besides an evaluate of its actual rules and basic legislation. The ensuing constitution of the universe, galaxies, sunlight approach, planets, and locations on the earth also are mentioned.
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  • Download Rock Magnetic Cyclostratigraphy by Kenneth P. Kodama PDF

    By Kenneth P. Kodama

    Rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy merges environmental magnetism, during which rock magnetic measurements are used to notice earlier environmental swap, and cyclostratigraphy, during which cyclic adaptations of lithology or a sedimentary rock’s actual homes are with regards to astronomically-forced paleoclimate swap. as well as offering paleoclimate information, cyclostratigraphy can determine high-resolution chronostratigraphy for a series of sedimentary rocks, even at far-off instances in Earth’s historical past. This ebook presents an summary of techniques underlying those concepts, recipes for the time sequence research of cyclostratigraphy, and case reports to demonstrate the range and breadth of difficulties addressed through rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy.

    New Analytical tools in Earth and Environmental Science

    Because of the plethora of analytical innovations now on hand, and the acceleration of technological increase, many earth scientists locate it tough to grasp the place to show for trustworthy info at the newest instruments at their disposal, and should lack the services to evaluate the relative strengths or boundaries of a specific method. This new sequence will deal with those problems via delivering available introductions to big new options, lab and box protocols, feedback for info dealing with and interpretation, and beneficial case stories. The sequence represents a useful and depended on resource of knowledge for researchers, complicated scholars and utilized earth scientists wishing to familiarise themselves with rising options of their field.

    All titles during this sequence are available numerous full-colour, searchable e-book formats.

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  • Download Communicating Environmental Geoscience - Special Publication by D. G. E. Liverman, C. Pereira, B. Marker PDF

    By D. G. E. Liverman, C. Pereira, B. Marker

    This selection of papers addresses the problems surrounding conversation of environmental geoscience. Geologists whose learn offers with environmental difficulties resembling landslides, floods, earthquakes and different common dangers that have an effect on people's health and wellbeing and safeguard, needs to converse their effects successfully to the general public, coverage makers and politicians. there are various examples of geological stories being missed in coverage and public motion; this is often in due partly to geoscientists being negative communicators. those papers rfile matters in speaking environmental geoscience, define successes and screw ups via case reports, describes ways that geoscientists can increase communique talents and convey how new equipment could make verbal exchange extra effective.Also available:Climate switch and Groundwater - ISBN 978-1-86239-235-9Mapping dangerous Terrain utilizing distant Sensing - ISBN 978-1-86239-229-8Natural and Anthropogenic risks in Karst components: attractiveness, research and Mitigation - ISBN 978-1-86239-224-3The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top of the range peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many components within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications
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  • Download Slope Tectonics (Geological Society Special Publication 351) by M. Jaboyedoff PDF

    By M. Jaboyedoff

    Often geomorphology, structural geology and engineering geology offer descriptions of slope instability in really distinct methods. This new examine is predicated on mixed techniques to supplying an built-in view of the operative slope tactics. 'Slope Tectonics is the time period followed the following to consult these deformations which are precipitated or absolutely managed by means of the slope morphology, and that generate positive factors that are in comparison to these created via tectonic job. Such deformation should be caused by means of the strain box in a slope that's in general managed via gravity, topography and the geological environment created by means of the geodynamic context. The content material of this publication contains slope-deformation characterization utilizing morphology and evolution, mechanical behaviour of the fabric, modes of failure and cave in, impact of lithology and structural beneficial properties, and the function performed by way of controlling components. The contributions conceal vast facets of slope tectonics that try to underline a multidisciplinary method, which should still create a greater framework for experiences of slope instability. The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many parts within which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic experiences and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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  • Download Frontier Earth: Searcher (Book 2) by Bruce Boxleitner PDF

    By Bruce Boxleitner

    "Babylon 5"'s Captain Sheridan, Bruce Boxleitner, has crafted his personal technological know-how fiction legend during this awesome new sequence. The enigmatic gunman often called Macklin maintains his quest around the 19th-century American West to satisfy his objective in the world: fighting the invasion of a sinister predatory race of extraterrestrial beings.
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  • Download The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History (Earthscan by Ben Daley PDF

    By Ben Daley

    The good Barrier Reef is found alongside the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's greatest coral reef atmosphere. specific an international background sector, it's been topic to expanding pressures from tourism, fishing, pollutants and weather swap, and is now secure as a marine park. This booklet offers an unique account of the environmental heritage of the good Barrier Reef, in accordance with huge archival and oral heritage examine.

    It records and explains the most human affects at the nice Barrier Reef seeing that eu payment within the area, focusing quite at the century from 1860 to 1960 which has now not formerly been absolutely documented, but which used to be a interval of extraordinary exploitation of the atmosphere and its assets. The booklet describes the most alterations in coral reefs, islands and marine flora and fauna that resulted from these affects.

    In newer many years, human affects at the nice Barrier Reef have unfold, speeded up and intensified, with implications for present administration and conservation practices. there's now greater medical figuring out of the threats confronted by way of the atmosphere. but those sleek demanding situations happen opposed to a history of old degrees of exploitation that's little-known, and that has decreased the ecosystem's resilience. the writer offers a compelling narrative of ways one of many world's so much iconic and weak ecosystems has been exploited and degraded, but additionally how a few early conservation practices emerged.
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  • Download Zonal Stratigraphy and Foraminifera of the Tethyan Jurassic by Kuznetsova PDF

    By Kuznetsova

    This specified monograph establishes a zonal subdivision for Syrian Jurassic deposits in the Lias-Tithonian stratigraphy period in accordance with the specific examine of the evolution and improvement of foraminiferal assemblages. The e-book describes the main whole and representataive Jurassic sections in Anti-Lebanon, the coastal mountains, Kurd-Dag and Palmyrides. cautious research of foraminiferal asssemblages unearths their composition, constitution, temporal evolution, and spatial distribution in quite a few structural facies zones of Syria, and in addition identifies 8 levels and megaphases of Jurassic foraminifera evolution. The research of customary areas of foraminifera within the japanese Mediterranean, South-Western Europe and North Africa means that the territory of Syria within the Jurassic interval was once the centre of the production and distribution of foraminiferal benthic asssemblages. therefore the Arabian subprovince will be uncommon as an self sufficient paleobiochore within the African-Mediterranean Tethys Province.
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  • Download Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective by Gene E. Likens PDF

    By Gene E. Likens

    A spinoff of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Lake surroundings Ecology examines the workings of the lake and reservoir ecosystems of our planet. details and views the most important to the certainty and administration of present environmental difficulties are lined, similar to eutrophication, acid rain and weather swap. as the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are simply available to contributors of the general public, corresponding to conservationists and environmental choice makers. - contains an up to date precis of world aquatic ecosystems and issues.- Covers present environmental difficulties and administration solutions.- positive factors full-color figures and tables to aid the textual content and reduction in figuring out.
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  • Download Groundwater in the Celtic Regions: Studies in Hard-Rock and by N. S. Robins PDF

    By N. S. Robins

    Specified booklet 182. Groundwater within the Celtic areas: experiences in hard-rock and Quaternary hydrogeology. this is often the 1st try to compile the hydrogeological matters dealing with Celtic areas, and to explain the present hydrogeological environments in those parts. classes from those geographical parts should be utilized to unravel difficulties in comparable geological terrain in other places. The e-book covers the various diversity of hydrogeological environments that ensue within the Celtic areas of england and eire. those contain hard-rock aquifers of reduce Palaeozoic and Precambrian age, typically ruled through fracture circulation inside of a shallow sector of weathering; Carboniferous limestone aquifers, usually characterised by means of conduit move in karstic platforms; dual-porosity Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifers; and Quaternary deposits, a lot of which shape vital shallow granular aquifers. The e-book addresses a few present matters universal to the Celtic areas, together with: groundwater security regulations, groundwater administration in karst aquifers, groundwater improvement in Quaternary aquifers, groundwater overview in data-scarce aquifers and groundwater provides to small island groups. Readership: Hydrogeologists, environmental scientists and water engineers operating within the Celtic areas. Practitioners concerned with fixing difficulties in hard-rock and Quaternary hydrogeology. appropriate for postgraduates in hydrogeology and environmental technological know-how.
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